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Book review: the hungry mind: the origins of curiosity in childhood

von Weitershausen, Inez (2015) Book review: the hungry mind: the origins of curiosity in childhood. LSE Review of Books (01 May 2015). Website.

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Curiosity is vital, but it remains a surprisingly understudied characteristic. The Hungry Mind explores what curiosity is, how it can be measured, how it develops in childhood, and how it can be fostered in school. Inez von Weitershausen finds that although the reader might have come across some of the insights in this book elsewhere, the author does a brilliant job connecting a wide range of essential 20th century research on the development of children.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 11:12
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2021 23:22

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